Newcastle fans confident about safety in Milan despite stabbing of supporter
Newcastle fans headed for San Siro on Tuesday evening confident they were safe after one supporter was stabbed as thousands gathered in Milan.
Local police confirmed that a 58-year-old Magpies supporter had suffered three wounds in an incident at around midnight on Monday after being set upon by a group of up to eight men wearing hoodies in the popular Navigli area of the city.
A police spokesperson told the PA news agency: The incident took place about midnight in the neighbourhood of Navigli, which is populated with bars.
A police patrol came across the incident, which involved seven or eight people wearing hooded sweatshirts. We are still searching for these people.
A supporter of Newcastle, who is 58 years old, suffered two slight wounds to his arms and one a little bit deeper on his back. He was sent to the Policlinico Hospital and is expected to be discharged later today.